Dr. Meredith Walton O.D.
Dr Walton received her Doctorate in Optometry in 2011 from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. Following graduation she moved with her husband who is in the Navy to his new duty station in Italy. While in Italy, Dr. Walton worked at the U.S. Naval Hospital-Naples, Italy providing eye exams for active duty military members and their families. Additionally, she lectured as an adjunct professor at the Italian optometry school, Universitá Frederico II and served local communities by participating in multiple free eye-care clinics throughout Europe.
After relocating to San Diego, CA, Dr. Walton opened Heights Optometry in her own neighborhood of Normal Heights in the spring of 2015 and in summer of 2017 took over ownership of North Park Optometry. She is passionate about serving her community by delivering quality care, providing thorough eye examinations and educating her patients about the importance of routine eye health. Dr. Walton is committed to helping every patient see to the best of their ability.
Dr. Walton is a participating member of the national, state and local Optometric Societies and volunteers locally to help patients with limited resources have access to eye exams and glasses. In her time out of the office she enjoys outdoor activities with her husband, two sons, and their pet dog. You can also find her enjoying one of the many great local restaurants San Diego has to offer, community events, and participating in runs/walks that support various local charities.
Dr. Marcelline Ciuffreda, O.D.,F.A.A.O.
Dr. Ciuffreda graduated from The New England College of Optometry in 2004. Upon graduation, she received the distinguished honor of being named class valedictorian and also received the Clinical Excellence Award for her class. Dr. Ciuffreda went on to complete a residency in Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation at the SUNY State College of Optometry. This residency has provided her with vast experience in the diagnosis and treatment of visual skills and perceptual dysfunctions, as well as in the rehabilitation and management of patients with traumatic brain injuries. At the conclusion of the program, she was presented with the Dr. Martin H. Birnbaum Memorial Award for excellence in Behavioral Optometry.
Dr. Ciuffreda is a member of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, the American Optometric Association, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. She has published and presented several scientific and clinical papers and has also lectured at international meetings and local optometric education programs.
Dr. Ginny Schaffner, O.D.
Dr. Ginny Schaffner graduated with honors and was a student-athlete at the University of Kentucky, then received her doctorate degree in optometry from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2019. Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, Dr. Schaffner recently moved to San Diego with her husband, who is an optometrist in the U.S. Navy.
Dr. Schaffner is passionate about vision care in all ages--from newborns through seniors. Developing eyes in children have different needs than adult eyes, and she loves that she gets to serve patients of all ages in the general optometry setting.
She is a member of the San Diego County Optometric Society, the California Optometric Association, and the American Optometric Association. Outside of the office, you can find Dr. Schaffner hiking in the San Diego area, surfing with her husband, or exploring all the good food and fun neighborhoods San Diego has to offer.